• Record Label: V2
  • Release Date: Mar 1, 1999
User Score
8.9

Universal acclaim- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11

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  1. Joris
    Oct 9, 2007
    10
    Underworld's best by far, yes I own Dubnobasswithmyheadman... this was a big step forward with incredible melodies and shapeshifting creations. Favourites are Cups (amazing transgression), King of Snakes, Something Like a Mama and Jumbo. Except for Bruce Lee this is a winner.
  2. JenB
    Aug 21, 2007
    10
    Like a good wine, gets better and better. It's a masterpiece of electronic music and house beats.
  3. BitBurn
    Apr 28, 2003
    9
    Innovative, exciting, alive and kicking! Love this record NOW!!
  4. Jan 15, 2012
    9
    Underworld had really made a name for themselves after two critically acclaimed albums Dubnobasswithmyheadman and Second Toughest in the Infants and they had continued the trend with their third album Beaucoup Fish.

    This was the last studio album to feature Darren Emerson before he left the group to pursue a solo career, but he made sure that he was going out with a bang on this album. I
    Underworld had really made a name for themselves after two critically acclaimed albums Dubnobasswithmyheadman and Second Toughest in the Infants and they had continued the trend with their third album Beaucoup Fish.

    This was the last studio album to feature Darren Emerson before he left the group to pursue a solo career, but he made sure that he was going out with a bang on this album.

    I described Dubnobasswithmyheadman as a fun pop record and Second Toughest in the Infants as an emotionally driving record. I like to describe Beaucoup Fish as a head-banging record.

    You just canâ
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Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. It all sounds like something you've heard before, but done better, faster, slicker.
  2. Beaucoup Fish isn't a huge step forward for Underworld, but it is a refinement of their sound.
  3. 90
    The first great album of '99. [March 1999]